a lil’ warmer this early morning

well not actually warmer just 38* at sunrise so that’s okay– beats yesterday’s 30*…. a few more people ventured out– picture takers and dogwalkers.. so all lookin’ good..got up to a nice 69* today with sunny skies… ocean water temps hanging in there at 53* so not too bad either …a nice January day….I’ll take it..

Sunrise at Sunset Beach
empty is still empty

mouth of the Calabash River before Sunrise

another look



after sunrise
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a nice sunrise.. finally

 I got to see the Sunrise once again after 4 days of cloudy and sometimes rainy weather in the early morning.. I went out this morning.. kinda cool and breezy on the beach about an hour before sunrise.. 30*F.. beach was almost empty except for a lady walking her dog..

why was I out there so early… thought there might be one more chance to see the ‘5 Planets in Alignment’ that was happening all week.. well the Planets were there— but they were here, there and everywhere across the dark sky and the window of opportunity was over ..next chance in the year 2020.. snapped the Moon at least… turned into a nice sunny day at 58*

http://astronomy.com/news/observing/2016/01/all-the-classical-planets-align-under-one-sky-this-week

Mister Moon was out an hour before Sunrise
the Sun breaks the horizon 713am
30* ..sun or no sun is friggin’ ‘kewl’
da’ Pier is EMPTY.. and closed

Empty is Empty looking west toward the Inlet
looking for some breakfast

Cheryl walking her dog Honey

Dunes Walkway at the beach
Pampas Grass on the Dunes
 White Egret in the Marsh along the Causeway
White Egret at the Lake
Osprey scouting for some fish at the lake

just hanging out with my buddy

35 years with him.. he’s retired also for the past 25 years….. my green buddy had my back for a long time.. the original Sgt BossFrog.. took him out to get some sunshine this afternoon after a bunch of cloudy and rainy days around here. a few pics for old times sake..
and a cousin of his singing along    https://youtu.be/S2DTLbTQj0I…

so far still no chance in the before sunrise hour of seeing the 5 Planets in alignment.. clouds clouds and more clouds as they missed the forecast big time again this morning.. supposed to be clear

UPDATE.. Sunday morning NY Metro area SNOW Totals

from WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News in NYC 

WABC-TV Channel 7 SNOW Totals link

WEATHER

Here are the snow totals for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Hamburg, New Jersey from Linda Smith via Twitter

Updated 38 mins ago
A massive snowstorm brought significant amounts of snow to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Saturday, with more than 2 feet in some areas.

Here are the snow totals as of Sunday morning:

NEW YORK

MANHATTAN
– CENTRAL PARK – 26.8″
(This is the second-largest snowstorm in NYC’s history. Click here to read more.)

BROOKLYN (KINGS COUNTY)
WILLIAMSBURG 29.0
BROOKLYN 27.0
FORT GREENE 24.5

QUEENS
NYC/JFK AIRPORT 30.5
NYC/LA GUARDIA 27.9
OAKLAND GARDENS 27.4
FRESH MEADOWS 26.5
LITTLE NECK 24.0

BRONX
BELMONT (BRONX ZOO) 27.6

STATEN ISLAND
PORT RICHMOND 31.3

NASSAU COUNTY
HICKSVILLE 29.6
NORTH MERRICK 25.8
MASSAPEQUA 25.2
ISLAND PARK 24.0
MERRICK 23.4
BETHPAGE 23.0
NEW HYDE PARK 23.0
WANTAGH 22.9
PLAINVIEW 20.4
SEAFORD 19.5
WESTBURY 18.5
GLEN COVE 18.0
EAST MEADOW 16.8
BELLMORE 16.0

ORANGE COUNTY
HIGHLAND MILLS 11.6
KIRYAS JOEL 10.0
MONROE 9.0
WESTTOWN 6.8

PUTNAM COUNTY
LAKE CARMEL 12.0
PUTNAM VALLEY 11.0
1 NE BREWSTER 6.0

ROCKLAND COUNTY
STONY POINT 17.0
NEW CITY 16.0

SUFFOLK COUNTY
COMMACK 26.5
ISLIP 25.9
ISLIP AIRPORT 23.4
SMITHTOWN 23.0
CORAM 22.5
PORT JEFFERSON 22.0
HOLBROOK 22.0
UPTON 18.1
MANORVILLE 18.0
MORICHES 17.5
CALVERTON 16.0
SHOREHAM 15.0
SOUTHAMPTON 14.5

WESTCHESTER COUNTY
YONKERS 20.5
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON 15.0
ARMONK 14.2
PELHAM 14.2
WHITE PLAINS 13.5
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 11.5
CROTON FALLS 11.0
HARRISON 10.0

NEW JERSEY

BERGEN COUNTY
FRANKLIN LAKES 25.3
TENAFLY 24.0
LYNDHURST 22.0
ALLENDALE 21.0
RIDGEWOOD 18.0

ESSEX COUNTY
NEWARK AIRPORT 28.1
MILLBURN 23.5
WEST ORANGE 21.0
CEDAR GROVE 19.4

HUDSON COUNTY
KEARNY 26.5
NORTH BERGEN 26.3
HOBOKEN 26.0
HARRISON 23.0

PASSAIC COUNTY
BLOOMINGDALE 22.6
RINGWOOD 21.7
HASKELL 19.5
WAYNE 17.0

UNION COUNTY
ELIZABETH 27.9
ROSELLE PARK 27.5
WESTFIELD 24.0

CONNECTICUT

FAIRFIELD COUNTY
NORWALK 16.0
GREENWICH 16.0
DARIEN 14.5
FAIRFIELD 13.5
WESTON 13.0
BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT 12.0
SHELTON 12.0
EASTON 11.5
RIDGEFIELD 10.0

MIDDLESEX COUNTY
HADDAM 15.5

NEW HAVEN COUNTY
GUILFORD 16.0
MILFORD 15.5
NORTH HAVEN 14.4
WEST HAVEN 11.5
BRANFORD 11.0
MADISON 9.0
MERIDEN 8.1
2 ENE MERIDEN 8.0
WATERBURY 4.5

NEW LONDON COUNTY
HADLYME 13.5
STONINGTON 7.5

SNOW.. SNOW.. and more SNOW

that’s the 4-letter word of the day.. NO not anywhere near us even though they had forecast rain mixed with flurries last nite –it never happened– but in the Mid-Atlantic up from Charlotte-Raleigh to the Northeast and the NYC Metro area they are still getting blasted.. last number totals I heard were 27″ in NYC..  same numbers for the Joisey shore with massive flooding along the beach towns all over down that way..

sunny .. butt ‘kewl’ ..again

another Blackjack kinda morning 21* but at least no wind.. wasn’t on the beach too long though only four of us ‘crazies’ out there this early morning at sunrise— another picture taker.. 2 dogwalkers and moi.. geez it was cold.. nice and sunny thruout the entire day

are you talkin’ to me

UPDATE– Desktop fiasco– ‘SOL-VED’

I wrote it off as DOA after many many hours of screwing around with this tech crapola.. burning the midnite oil nite after nite — I wasn’t going to give up–what started out about 10 days ago looks like I solved the Desktop fiasco… one or more updates seem to be the cause that drove the Desktop to auto-reboot after 10-15 minutes like clockwork.. all the searching and research on auto-shutdowns I did proved fruitless

I won’t tell you how many times I tried to do a Windows Repair in Safe Mode..lost count got tired hitting that F8 key.. I uninstalled a lot of programs that I haven’t used in a long while.. still no good..also many more tries at other possible causes like running my Malwarebytes and Norton Programs over and over again–no malware..no viruses.. all were nil..

I decided to uninstall the latest Adobe Shockwave Flash Update from the other day and disable all my browser plugins on both Firefox and Chrome..  one of those last few tries w*rked..

right now it is back to normal and hopefully will stay like that .. glad I didn’t have much hair on my head when I started..

decided that the way it looks it’ll only be a matter of a short time this old desktop will crumble soon.. will be getting a replacement using this one as a backup for as long as it lasts